Lot 248. A huanghuali and burlwood, openwork stool, 18th-19th century; 49.8cm (19 5/8in) high x 39cm (15 3/8in) diam. Estimate 4 000 € - 6 000 €. Photo Fabrice Gousset.
Of barrel-shaped ovoid form, the top set with a circular burr wood panel framed by a spreading stepped and beaded frame, supported on six shaped elongated and curved openwork frames, rising from an inverted beaded circular foot on six short supports.
Provenance: Jean-Pierre Rousset, Paris (1936-2021), acquired in the 1980's.
Note: Compare with a related pair of huanghuali barrel-shaped stools, 18th century, which was acquired from Compagnie de la Chine et des Indes, Paris, and later sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2 June 2016, lot 747.
A pair of huanghuali barrel-shaped stools, Qing dynasty, 18th century, from Compagnie de la Chine et des Indes, Paris, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2 June 2016, lot 747.
each modelled in the form of a barrel, the circular top resting on a shaped apron extending into four curved legs bulging near the centre of the stool, all resting on a shaped ring base supported on four trefoil pad feet, the edges of the top frame and ring base bordered with studded bosses, the patina of a warm honey-brown colour accented with an attractive grain.
Provenance: Compagnie de la Chine et des Indes, Paris, 25th April 1990.
Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr Paris. The Robert and Jean-Pierre Rousset Collection of Asian Art: A Century of Collecting - Part 2. Paris, 26 october 2022